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  • Lawsuit seeks overturn of Hazleton, Pa., anti-immigrant law

    Lawsuit seeks overturn of Hazleton, Pa., anti-immigrant law

    August 23, 2006

    Civil liberties groups filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Hazleton, Pa., on Aug. 15, challenging a city ordinance that makes it illegal to sell goods or services, rent to, hire or help undocumented immigrants....

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  • BOOKREVIEW: Failed States

    BOOKREVIEW: Failed States

    August 18, 2006

    Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy By Noam Chomsky Henry Holt and Co. Metropolitan Books Hardcover, 320 pages, $24.00 A “failed state” is a condition of state dilapidation, when a state...

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  • Ending the occupation, the 2006 elections, and tactics

    Ending the occupation, the 2006 elections, and tactics

    August 18, 2006

    The pressure for troop withdrawal is growing, so much so that earlier this summer Democrats introduced two resolutions in the Senate. One, authored by Senator Kerry, envisions a short exit strategy and a role for the...

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  • Katrina and the ballot box

    Katrina and the ballot box

    August 18, 2006

    Despite President Bush’s slick rhetoric and smooth promises, New Orleans remains stricken one year after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city. Block after block of the Lower Ninth Ward are empty of residents, the houses engulfed by...

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  • Calif. heat wave kills 141, mainly poor

    Calif. heat wave kills 141, mainly poor

    August 11, 2006

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California heat wave last month killed more people than either the Northridge earthquake of 1994, the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989 or the wildfires of 2003. On July 29, the record two-week...

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